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Anniversary of the Labor Day hurricane of 1935

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935, which was the most intense category 5 storm to ever hit the US coast.  It hit in the Florida Keys and killed over 500 people with winds that reached up to 185 mph.  It made a second landfall later near Cedar Key as a category 2 hurricane.

You can read more about the storm at the Sun-Sentinel at

The National Weather Service also has a story at

A number of historical photographs from the storm are available here.

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